2023 – 2024 Season

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80 years ago, this City got its center. As Manhattan’s first performing arts hub, we opened our doors to offer audiences world-class art at prices they could afford.

30 years ago, the first Encores! productions welcomed musical theater fans to a new kind of performance series, breathing brilliant life into a quintessentially American art form.

20 years ago, the Fall for Dance Festival made a bold promise to New York: international and local dance works in every style, all for the price of a movie ticket.

This year, you’re invited to a celebration.

Tickets start at $35 for every single show ($25 for younger audiences through our Access Club, and just $20 for all Fall for Dance tickets).

Encores! On-Sale Dates

  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • Jelly's Last Jam
  • Titanic
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20th Fall for Dance Festival

Sep 27 – Oct 8, 2023
All tickets $20
On sale Sun, Sep 10 at 11am

The festival celebrates 20 years with international artists from seven different countries, including Paris Opera Ballet stars Hugo Marchand and Germain Louvet; India’s renowned Odissi dancer Bijayini Satpathy; the return of beloved Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo; and two World Premiere City Center Commissions from artists Ephrat Asherie, Michelle Dorrance, and Adesola Osakalumi

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New York City Center and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels present

Lyon Opera Ballet

Oct 19 – 21, 2023
Tickets from $35

Lucinda Childs’s 1979 masterpiece Dance, a renowned collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt, is restaged for the peerless dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet. This exclusive US engagement is presented as part of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival.

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Annual Gala Presentation

Pal Joey

Nov 1 – 5, 2023
Tickets from $35

Reconceived by tap icon Savion Glover and director Tony Goldwyn, this transformative revision casts Joey Evans (Ephraim Sykes of Ain’t Too Proud) as a Black jazz singer refusing to compromise on his craft, alongside Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) and Aisha Jackson (Frozen) as fellow artists struggling to make it big on the Chicago nightclub circuit.

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Pam Tanowitz | Artists at the Center

Nov 9 – 11, 2023
Tickets from $35

In its New York City premiere, Song of Songs fuses David Lang’s gorgeous choral settings of the Biblical love poem with movement mined and abstracted from Jewish folk dance. A reflection on the intimate bonds of romance and community alike, Tanowitz’s intricate assemblage of style, form, and emotion is also her first evening-length work at City Center.

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SUGAR HILL | The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker

Nov 14 –26, 2023
Tickets from $35

In this jazz steeped reimagining of the classic Nutcracker tale, the music of jazz icons Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn combine to reveal the glamour of the 1930’s as seen through the lens of the nonconformist daughter of a high-society Black family in Manhattan and her fantastic dreamworld in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. With a libretto and concept by Jessica Swan, this original production is directed with choreography by Emmy winner and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Joshua Bergasse, and co-choreographed by Jade Hale-Christofi, with featured choreography by Jon Boogz and Caleb Teicher and choreographic consultation from Graciela Danielle.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2023

For 65 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has showcased the work of diverse choreographers, amplifying a myriad of voices alongside Mr. Ailey’s own. During this milestone anniversary season, City Center’s Resident Dance Company expands on that tradition, presenting a variety of world premieres and new productions to be announced, including Ronald K. Brown’s Dancing Spirit (2009).  Other highlights include a new Ailey Classics program spanning the breadth of Mr. Ailey’s rich catalog, and performances of his must-see American masterpiece Revelations (with live music on some programs). In a return to pre-pandemic tradition, the magic of Ailey will shine for a full five weeks, giving audiences the opportunity to once again celebrate the holidays with Ailey.

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Once Upon a Mattress

Encores! Once Upon a Mattress

Jan 24 – FEB 4, 2024
Tickets from $35

Musical theater legend Sutton Foster (The Music Man) returns to the City Center stage alongside an all-star creative team led by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods, Lionel Bart’s Oliver!) and with a new concert adaptation by Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Full of gloriously catchy melodies like “Shy” and “In a Little While,” this uproarious update of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” promises both classic charms and new delights.

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Jelly's Last Jam

Encores! Jelly's Last Jam

Feb 21 – MAR 3, 2024
Tickets from $35

A vivid, impressionistic portrait of legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton, this wildly imaginative show helmed by Robert O’Hara (A Raisin in the Sun) captures the profound contradictions behind the artist’s explosive talent, using quintessential American forms of musical theater and jazz to weave a complex fable of history, legacy, and truth.

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Flamenco Festival 2024

Mar 8 – 17, 2024
The National Ballet of Spain
Olga Pericet
Gala Flamenca
Tickets from $35

A two-week extravaganza of music, dance, and unforgettable performances, this year’s festival features The National Ballet of Spain, Premio Nacional de Danza winner Olga Pericet, and the star-studded showcase Gala Flamenca.

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Nederlands Dans Theater

Apr 3 — 6, 2024
Tickets from $35

For the first time since 2020, Nederlands Dans Theater returns to City Center with US and North American premieres. Legendary choreographer William Forsythe expands his quartet N.N.N.N. into a sinuous, sprawling new piece for 12 dancers that explores the linkages and breaking points of bodies in motion. Then, former NDT dancers Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal and renowned choreographic team Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar present exciting new work.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Apr 11 – 14, 2024
Tickets from $35

Returning to City Center after last year’s successful spring season to celebrate its inaugural year under Artistic Director Robert Garland, Dance Theatre of Harlem once again presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics as well as new works.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Apr 17 – 20, 2024
Tickets from $35

In a season entitled American Legacies, the Company explores Martha Graham’s relation to Americana and Modernism through classic works like The Rite of Spring and Appalachian Spring alongside Agnes DeMille’s 1942 classic Rodeo, and a new work by Jamar Roberts with a commissioned score by Grammy-winning composer Rhiannon Giddens.

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Ballet Hispánico

Apr 25 – 28, 2024
Tickets from $35

In honor of Eduardo Vilaro’s 15th season as Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico, the programming will feature the World Premiere of Buscando a Juan, Eduardo Vilaro’s new work inspired by the Met exhibition of Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter, that explores sancocho, a mixed soup of cultures and diasporas; the restaging of Mad’moiselleAnnabelle Lopez Ochoa’s exploration of iconic male/female images and gender identity in Latin American cultures and her first major work under Vilaro’s tenure; and 18+1Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s celebration of the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor.

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Message In A Bottle

Apr 30 – May 12, 2024
Tickets from $35

Initially inspired by Sting’s track “Desert Rose” and including “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Fields of Gold,” and many more, this street dance-influenced piece from triple Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince weaves some of Sting’s most beloved songs together into an uplifting tale of humanity and hope that won universal acclaim on London’s West End.

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Titanic

Encores! Titanic

Jun 12 – 23, 2024
Tickets from $35

Operatic in its style, historical inspiration, and ambition, Titanic remains a symphonic musical theater revelation. Directed by Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Window), this production meditates on the nature of ambition and the human scale of the epic tragedy, focusing on the class divides both illuminated and transcended by the ship’s inexorable sinking, and painting a heartrending portrait of the individuals whose dreams of America were dashed in the Atlantic. 

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Studio 5

In Person and On Demand

This popular Monday evening series of conversations and performance excerpts offers audiences the unique opportunity to get closer to today’s great dance artists. Most evenings feature previews of our mainstage dance programming and are moderated by leading scholars and writers in the dance world. We’re also proud to offer select Studio 5 evenings as live-streamed online events, and as on-demand video content. Check back at NYCityCenter.org/Studio5 as more programming is confirmed. 

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Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR PAM TANOWITZ | ARTISTS AT THE CENTER, NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING IS PROVIDED BY
The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY

Ford Foundation
 Howard Gilman Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS ACCESS FUND IS PROVIDED BY
JL Greene Arts Access Fund
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust

FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL LEAD SPONSOR &
STREAMING SUPPORT FOR STUDIO 5
Bloomberg Philanthropies

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
Jody and John Arnhold

FALL FOR DANCE PRESENTING PARTNERS
Perry and Marty Granoff
Caroline Howard Hyman
Denise R. Sobel
Barbara and David Zalaznick

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FALL FOR DANCE IS PROVIDED BY
The Shubert Foundation
Joyce F. Menschel
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation

SUPPORTERS
Con Edison
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

SUPPORT FOR NEW DANCE WORKS AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund

SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AT THE CENTER IS PROVIDED BY
Arlene Shuler Artistic Innovation Fund

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER IS PRESENTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE ANNUAL GALA PRESENTATION OF PAL JOEY AND THE ENCORES! 2024 SEASON IS PROVIDED BY
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

ENCORES! SEASON SPONSORS
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust 

SUPPORT FOR THE ANN REINKING ENCORES! CHOREOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP IS PROVIDED BY
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Peter Talbert in honor of Ann Reinking

MAJOR SUPPORT FOR ONCE UPON A MATTRESS IS PROVIDED BY
Eleanor and Howard Morgan

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR ENCORES! IS PROVIDED BY
Luigi Caiola
Margo and John Ernst
The Kaplen Brothers Fund
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Daryl and Steven Roth
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The SHS Foundation
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Marta Heflin Foundation

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New York City Center’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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